This past weekend, I was tasked with designing a 40th birthday cake - it had to be unique, elegant, somewhat funky and rich pucci-style colours. I love designing cakes like that - I get a bit of freedom and it is also very challenging.
Here's the final design of 3 decorated boxes with pearl dusted sugarpaste peonies on top of a swirl patterned cake board. All three cakes were lemon butter cake with swiss meringue buttercream.
And now for some extra pictures that I took this weekend... Don't mind the terrible lighting - this is my newly renovated cake studio that has minimal natural light and I refuse to use a flash.
This is a picture of the 3 cake boxes in progress:
A lot of people ask me what I do with the leftover cake. This weekend I had a couple parties to attend, so I cut the leftover lemon cake into squares, put them in a cupcake wrapper, topped it off with some buttercream and a little fondant decoration - it makes a great thing to take along to a party.